Hi.... I've just been using a chat room on Win MX. I just went there for a chat, and all of a sudden, A message appeared on the screen saying 'FBI Tracer- Tracking thedogisdead 27%' etc. The other users got extremely worried and urged me to log off. I thought it was someone having a joke and paid no attention as I wasnt sharing any copyright material anyway.
After increasing concerns, I logged out and logged back in... however it did no good as the trace was completed upon logging back in and my IP appeared on screen along with my first name.
Apparently, someone was scanning my hard drive for copyright material. Which is ridiculous as it is impossible to tell what I havent paid for.
Should I be worried about this? As far as I'm concerned, if it was genuine it was a totally illegal invasion of privacy. Or... was it something just pretending to be 'The FBI'? I'm very skeptical, however the other users got very panicky.